Mummy Mask



Fragments of a cartonnage mummy case or mask, consolidated with paraffin wax by the excavator. John Garstang's team excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excavated at Beni Hasan. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Just the front survive. Previously repaired, some of the extremeties are very fragile, two loose pieces, heavily backed with wax which is cracking. Label with the object: "Beni Hassan. Institute of Archaeology Cat. No. 40".